WEST Wisdom Blog

Come Lunch, Laugh, and Bust the Bad Moms Myth

March 24, 2017 - POSTED BY WEST Board Member POSTED IN Events

Wishing you could handle the work-life balance with this much finesse?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ojvk-4IcOE

Wearing yourself out with perfect execution of your job and both the second (often simultaneous) shift at home?  Wearing yourself out even trying?  Feeling like you can't succeed in your career and be a "good mom and partner"?  

Come join us at lunch time (you have to take time to eat anyway!) to learn some tips and tricks for your work-life balance and hear and share some good stories while doing it!  You will walk away with at..

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Negotiating Your Compensation Package: Financial Strategies for Professional Transitions

March 21, 2017 - POSTED BY Jaime Luna POSTED IN Events

Are you planning a career change? Thinking of jumping to a competitor? Has a recruiter contacted you about a new job opportunity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will need to have a strategy in place to negotiate the best possible compensation package for yourself.

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Wondering about alternative careers in STEM? Interested in speed networking with expert panelists?

March 09, 2017 - POSTED BY WEST Board Member POSTED IN Events

Then mark your calendar for March 20th when WEST will co-host a combined speed networking and panel event with the Society of Professional Consultants. Six senior panelists who started out in STEM will describe their path to success in STEM or STEM-related careers. Experience a combination of facilitated networking and small breakout sessions with the panelists to hear about alternative career trajectories, learn how to tell your personal story in a compelling way, and gain confidence in your own skills and abilities.

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Success with Ease and Prosperity – Take Ownership and Make it Yours

March 02, 2017 - POSTED BY WEST Board Member POSTED IN Events

We are all pulled in many different, often conflicting directions, both professionally and personally and feel the obligation to perform to relentless standards as judged by others. This can leave us feeling frustrated, exhausted and even inadequate. This can lead us to underperform as we continuously strive to over perform.

International Women’s Day is an important time to reflect on the impact these demands are making on the different and important facets of our lives. A moment to examine our own priorities and criteria that define our success..

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2/8: Learn to be an Effective Negotiator

February 07, 2017 - POSTED BY WEST Board Member POSTED IN Events

Negotiation skills are required of all professionals. In fact, you use these skills in many phases of both your work and personal life.

According to a recent study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, failing to negotiate on an initial job offer could mean missing out on over $600,000 in salary during a typical career. 

This session will focus on negotiation strategies to help you achieve better outcomes. We will discuss how to effectively prepare for a negotiation, think on your feet and deal with conflict. This session will be an..

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WEST’s Women in Science and Technology Awards Event was SOLD OUT!

January 31, 2017 - POSTED BY WEST Board Member POSTED IN Events

Last week, more than 130 men and women gathered in Cambridge to recognize the honorees in WEST’s Annual “Giving Back Awards” ceremony. EACH YEAR for the past 9 years, WEST has brought the biotech and tech community together to honor incredible women from the science, technology and engineering fields who go above and beyond and selflessly give back to society. This year, in addition to recognizing women, WEST added a new accolade designed to recognize men who have demonstrated commitment to supporting and advancing talented women in STEM careers.

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WEST's 9th Annual Giving Back Awards and Silent Auction

January 17, 2017 - POSTED BY WEST Board Member POSTED IN Events

Join WEST for an enchanting evening of celebration in Cambridge on Wednesday January 25th at our “Giving Back Awards” event where we will be recognizing remarkable individuals who contribute to the greater good.


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Tips for Incorporating Equity Compensation into Your Overall Financial Plan

January 10, 2017 - POSTED BY Jaime Luna POSTED IN Events

Today, more women are advancing to senior positions within the life sciences industry. Along with added responsibilities, senior executives usually receive stock options or other forms of equity compensation as part of their compensation packages. In this lunch program, financial advisor Beata Dragovics provides an overview of the various forms of equity compensation, along with current compensation trends within the life sciences industry. Attendees will learn how to optimize their equity compensation packages, with a particular focus on..

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Save the Date 1/25 for WEST's Giving Back Awards

January 09, 2017 - POSTED BY Jaime Luna POSTED IN Events

Meet the extraordinary and inspiring women and men being honored and hear the stories of how they have made a profound impact on society. The honorees are role models who balance job and personal responsibilities while making a difference in their community. Join us to congratulate them, be inspired, network, and support the career advancement of women in the enterprise of science and technology! 

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Communicating Your Strengths on Paper & in Person to Land that Perfect Job

January 02, 2017 - POSTED BY WEST Board Member POSTED IN Events

How you portray yourself on a resume and in person during an interview are essential elements on the path to an epic career. It also requires putting in the effort to be completely prepared, and reflect to others why you are the only person for that position. Come join us for an interactive evening and be inspired to take a step back and evaluate how you can effectively communicate your strengths and career path, on paper and in person.  

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